MontaVista® Software, Inc. announced the availability of MontaVista Linux Professional Edition to develop and run applications using the Xilinx Virtex-5® FXT family of field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs). Developers will be able to use MontaVista’s out-of-the-box quality, integration, and real-time performance to rapidly develop applications that leverage the Virtex-5 FXT platform’s PowerPC® 440 processor blocks, GTX high speed transceivers, and more than 190 GMACs of DSP processing performance.
MontaVista Linux Professional Edition is the embedded Linux platform for device developers who want the benefits of open source plus quality, integration, support, and rapid time to market. MontaVista Linux Professional Edition for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs will be available for developers and design teams in Q2 2008.
The Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT devices are the industry’s first FPGAs with embedded PowerPC 440 processor blocks, high-speed RocketIO(tm) GTX transceivers, and dedicated XtremeDSP(tm) processing capabilities to offer designers high levels of system integration and performance. With integrated 32KB instruction and 32KB data caches, each processor delivers up to 1,100 DMIPS at 550 MHz. Tightly coupled to the PowerPC 440 blocks is a new integrated 5×2 cross bar processor interconnect architecture that provides simultaneous access to I/O and memory for high system throughput.